What’s HOT! Central Florida

Finally, everything you need to know in Central Florida to plan your week is wrapped up in a nice neat package. Art, entertainment and cultural events are all covered starting with a wrap up of the previous week and a summary of the hottest events around town.

What's Happening Central Florida

What’s Hot Central Florida: 4/23 – 4/29

Two Tampa Bay businesses recently celebrated anniversaries! First, Liquid Tampa celebrated their third anniversary with Lance Bass in the house singing one of his most recent songs with Bella Blue! I got to meet both of them and they were having so much fun. Then, Sawmill Resort in Pasco County celebrated their seventeenth anniversary with […]

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What’s Hot in Central Florida: 4/16 – 4/22

April is shaping up to be a really exciting time in Central Florida! Not only did we just celebrate Liquid Tampa‘s anniversary, Sawmill Resort‘s anniversary is coming up too! I remember the first time I visited a decade ago. I had the best time! Since then, Sawmill has built on perfection and now they offer […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 4/9 – 4/15

Girl! So let me tell you about Tampa Pride! We had front-row seats for all the entertainment and we loved all of it, as did the crowd! Last I read, an estimated 30,000 people were out and about showing their pride. It was a beautiful thing to witness! Then, this past week, RuPaul’s Drag Race […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 4/2 – 4/8

This weekend I had the chance to visit the Salvador DalĂ­ Museum in St. Petersburg! It was so much fun. I was there for a benefit for St. Pete Pride called Taste of Pride. A dozen restaurants brought some of their signature dishes to the Museum and people enjoyed food and drinks and the cool […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 3/26 – 4/2

Hey guys! Recently I was at the Straz Center in Tampa watching Motown: The Musical on opening night. If you haven’t seen it yet, please make a point to do so. The dancing was incredible and the music came to life on the stage…the lady who played Diana Ross was particularly memorable! This week is […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 3/19 – 3/25

On Thursday, I finally got to see Melissa Manchester perform at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. Her performance was absolutely breathtaking. Then I went over to Baxter’s Lounge for their grand re-opening. The oldest continuously-operating gay bar in Tampa, Baxter’s has been around for 33 years and will no doubt be around for 33 more. […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 3/12 – 3/18

I love living in Central Florida because if you want a change of scenery, there is a completely different major city just 90 minutes away. I visited Orlando this past week to support Ginger Minj as she hosted the first of her RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties at Hamburger Mary’s with The Minx, and then […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 3/5 – 3/11

I attended three cool events recently! First, I met dreamboats Eric Martsolf and Greg Vaughan from Days of our Lives at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater. They were so hot! It was like a dream. Then the same night I took photos at the Equality Florida Tampa Gala at TPepin’s. Over 600 people attended […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/26 – 3/4

The Miss Large and Lovely Pageant was held this past week at Parliament House in Orlando! Quite a few talented queens competed for the crown. I’d like to give a shoutout to Dorae Saunders for a wonderful year and also one to Nicky Monet who won the pageant! Congratulations. Quite a few pageants are still […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/19 – 2/25

Let me tell you how things are coming along for Tampa Pride. This is the first time Tampa has celebrated gay pride in 14 years, so everyone is eager to make this a great day where fun can be had by all. If you would like to be a vendor or have a spot in […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/12 – 2/18

Hotspots Publisher, Peter Clark and his husband, Cleto spent the weekend at Sawmill Campground just northeast of Tampa. Peter reported that “they had a blast” and was joined by friends as Sawmill really came alive as everyone enjoyed everything from line dancing out side by the fire to what was the equivalent of a small […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 2/5/15 – 2/11/15

February is shaping up to be an exciting month for fans of fairs! First off, the Florida State Fair starts today in Tampa. It’s going to run for twelve days and they will be bringing back all your favorite rides! Then later this month there will be the Central Florida Fair, and I’ll be sure […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 1/29 – 2/4

Quite a few noteworthy events have happened this month! Let me tell you about one I attended this past weekend. The Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosted their first annual Diamond Awards Dinner in Clearwater. It was a very beautiful affair, and many movers and shakers in the Tampa Bay community were […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 1/22 – 1/28

Marriage equality day had me so busy that I didn’t even get to fill you in on meeting Vanessa Williams! My friend Jose and I took a field trip down to West Palm Beach and we saw her live at the Kravis Center. She sang nearly 25 songs in just 90 minutes! Phenomenal. Then we […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 01/15 – 01/ 21

I was so moved on marriage equality day. I was honored to witness many couples make their loves and commitments legal in the eyes of the state government. I was in Kissimmee at midnight and I witnessed the wedding of county commissioner Cheryl Grieb to her partner Patti Daugherty. Then I traveled to Tampa to […]